Sun, January 25th: Winter Storm Watch Posted for Stone Harbor

//Sun, January 25th: Winter Storm Watch Posted for Stone Harbor

The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Storm Watch for Stone Harbor for Monday evening through Tuesday morning, January 26th-27th. The Winter Storm Watch means there is the potential for between four and ten inches of snow from an approaching storm.

The storm will arrive in our region on Sunday night with light snow after midnight that will result in little to no snow accumulation. Rain and snow will mix throughout the day on Monday before turning to an all-snow event on Monday evening, according to the National Weather Service. There is the potential for moderate to heavy snow accumulation on Monday evening as the storm arrives. There is a chance for additional snow on Tuesday morning.

Please exercise caution while driving during this storm event. Driving may be difficult especially Monday evening and during the overnight hours into Tuesday morning. There will be strong winds with this storm, so please be sure to secure outside objects. Colder weather moves into our community during the week. Please pay attention to weather forecasts from traditional media outlets. If you have an emergency, please dial 911.

It is possible that this Watch will turn into a Winter Storm Warning.

Here is the text of the Winter Storm Watch posted by the National Weather Service:

Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Monday evening
through Tuesday morning…

* locations… a large portion of Maryland’s Eastern Shore
through southern and central Delaware into southeastern New

* Hazard types… snow with blowing and drifting.

* Accumulations… snow accumulation of 4 to 10 inches possible.

* Timing… precipitation on Monday should be mostly rain with
possibly a little snow to start in the morning. However… the
uncertain developments of of a coastal storm warrant raising
the potential for heavy snow Monday night into early Tuesday.

* Impacts… could be substantial… depending snow amounts.

* Winds… north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Temperatures… in the 30s Monday and upper 20s to lower 30s
Monday night into Tuesday morning.

* Visibilities… possibly one quarter to one half mile at times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow… sleet… or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.